State to give Jaca's attorney answers

Ndumiso Jaca will return to court on Tuesday to get answers from state prosecutors.

Former Tshwane metro police chief Ndumiso Jaca. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

PRETORIA - Suspended Tshwane metro police deputy chief Ndumiso Jaca will appear in court on Tuesday, a week after the state was ordered to provide his lawyers with information related to the case.

Jaca faces nine charges, including two counts of fraud.

The criminal prosecution is the result of an Eyewitness News investigation, which showed he was driving an unlicensed, unregistered vehicle fitted with false number plates.

The Tshwane Municipality suspended Jaca in October pending an Independent Police Investigative Directorate investigation into his conduct.

The prosecutors have until midday on Tuesday to provide Jaca's lawyer with answers to a list of questions submitted at the previous court appearance.

The state had initially declined to answer the questions, arguing it had no obligation to do so.

But Magistrate Graham Travers reviewed them, and ordered that several of the questions be answered.

If Jaca's lawyer, Andre Steenkamp, is satisfied with the answers, he might take further instruction on how to proceed with the matter.